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Video Interviews: Camilla Gibb on This is Happy

This is Happy is Camilla Gibb’s first non-fiction book. The National Post, The Globe and Mail, the CBC, Quill and Quire and the Vancouver Sun selected Camilla’s memoir as a best book of 2015. As a finalist for the RBC Taylor Prize Camilla Gibb sat down with a video crew in Toronto and conducted interviews for Open Book Toronto, Maclean’s magazine and Huffington Post.



In this video interview filmed for Open Book Toronto, Camilla Gibb talks about being in conversation with “the bookclub demographic,” the life of This is Happy, and writing a memoir in mid-life. View the Open Book Toronto interview here




In this video interview filmed for The Huffington Post Canada Camilla Gibb compares writing fiction to turning the lens on her own experience, describes finding her way back to language; and discusses what makes memoirs matter. View the Huffington Post interview here




Camilla Gibb studied at the American University in Cairo, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in anthropology and Middle Eastern studies from the University of Toronto, and obtained a Doctor of Philosophy degree in social anthropology from Oxford. In this video taped for Maclean’s magazine Camilla Gibb talks about the title of her book and reflects on how her background as a social anthropologist relates to her fiction and non-fiction writing. View the Maclean’s interview here

Press for This is Happy

Camilla Gibb answers CBC The Next Chapter’s version of the Proust Questionnaire. Find out who her favourite writer is and the human qualities she most admires.

In a Chatelaine interview about This is Happy, Gibb talks about defining family, the nature of happiness, and learning from loss. Read the interview here.

On the CBC Books website, Gibb answers questions about writing from eight Canadian authors. Read here.

Camilla Gibb wrote a blog post for Huffington Post about representing the truth in memoir. Click here to read more.

Maclean’s features an excerpt of Gibb’s nominated book. Read it here.

Newz4u.net calls This is Happy “powerful, honest and emotionally charged.” Read the review here.


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